It may have quietened down temporarily for a weeks for the Kilkenny and Carlow Senior Hurlers but this weekend sees the minor sides spring into action.
Kilkenny are first up on Saturday when they take on Westmeath at 12pm in Cusack Park Mullingar, while Carlow are in St Conleth’s Park Newbridge for a meeting with Kildare at 3pm.
Kilkenny have named their team and it is as follows:
1 Ben Maher O’Loughlin Gaels
2 Tommy Ronan Graigue Ballycallan
3 Michael Carey Young Irelands
4 Darragh Walsh Piltown
5 James Brennan Erins Own
6 Conor Flynn Graigue Ballycallan
7 Brian Staunton Thomastown
8 Niall Brassil James Stephens
9 Jordon Molloy O’Loughlin Gaels
10 Adrian Mullen(Capt) Ballyhale Shamrocks
11 Eoin O Shea O’Loughlin Gaels
12 Niall Brennan Lisdowney
13 Sean Ryan Graigue Ballycallan
14 Ted Drea Young Irelands
15 Daithi Barron Thomastown
16 Dean Mason Ballyhale Shamrocks
17 Mikey Butler O’Loughlin Gaels
18 John Dowd Erins Own
19 Killian Egan Graigue Ballycallan
20 Richie Hennessy Glenmore
21 Sean Boyd Dicksboro
22 Ross Connolly Erins Own
23 Eoghan Moylan Dicksboro
24 Jack Kelly Barrow Rangers
25 Oisin Phelan Galmoy
26 Padraic Mullen Danesfort
27 Luke Murphy James Stephens
28 Diarmuid Phelan Danesfort
29 Ronan Buckley O’Loughlin Gaels
30 Eoin Cody Ballyhale Shamrocks
31 Conor Heary O’Loughlin Gaels
32 Johnny Manogue Dicksboro
33 Jesse Roberts Graigue Ballycallan
34 Jim Ryan The Rower Inistioge
35 Evan Shefflin Ballyhale Shamrocks
Meanwhile Carlow will aim to avenge for a recent Leinster Minor League semi final defeat to Kildare.
They will look to the likes of Ciaran Whelan, Jon Nolan and Tony Lawlor to lead the way and a win here would be a big plus given the hype that has surrounded Kildare underage Hurling in recent years.
We will keep you updated on both games on air and online this Saturday.